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First Movers Step Up The Pace of Governance

First Movers Step Up The Pace of Governance

by Toby Lucich on June 6, 2006

Improvements in corporate governance may soon become the corporate equivalent of keeping up with the Joneses.

In January, Intel’s board amended the company’s bylaws to replace a plurality vote standard with a majority vote standard for the election of directors — a change applauded by governance experts for raising directors’ level of accountability to stockholders. Security-software vendor Symantec is in the process of creating a global risk council, a cross-functional management group that will regularly report on compliance and risk issues to the audit committee of the board of directors. And startup tax-software company Sabrix complies with much of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act even though it is exempt from the law because it’s a private company.

First Movers Step Up The Pace of Governance

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